Author: Kay Rios

ALTAR Natives

When my fiancé and I planned our wedding in 1987, we agreed it should represent the lives we led and the community we both loved. I’m a NOCO native, and at the time we were married Bobby had been in this area for 10 years and adopted it as his own. But he grew up in New York City, in a large Italian family that didn’t often venture far from home. We wanted to introduce them, and our other out-of-town guests, to the beauty and advantages of Northern Colorado.

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Head and Shoulders Above: Tuana Hair Design

Tuana Hair Design is far from a run-of-the-mill salon. Large stand-alone oval mirrors, hairdryers suspended from the ceiling, and flavorful Turkish coffee served in silver cups on a silver tray create an immediate sense of individuality. It’s all part of the vision of Kazim Tercan, Tuana’s Turkish-born owner, maestro coiffure and art director. Tercan spent three years studying hair design and two years as an apprentice, training with top European hairstylists such as Vidal Sassoon, Jacques Dessange, Saint Algue and Haute Couture Francis. He also spent years as a trainer and color educator for Wella, Schwarzkopf and L’Oreal. When...

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Rain Barrels Capture Growing Interest

With the passing of legislation in 2016, rainwater harvesting became legal for most homeowners in Colorado. The law allows rain barrels to be installed at single-family households and multifamily households with four or less units. A maximum of two barrels with the combined capacity of 110 gallons can be used at each household. There are additional restrictions, says Colorado Rain Catcher manager Pamela Churman. “Rain barrels can only be used to capture rainwater from rooftop downspouts and the water must be used on the same property where it was captured. It can only be used for outdoor purposes such...

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Be Water Wise

With less snowpack and below-average seasonal snowfall, water restrictions are on many Coloradans’ minds. Conservation should be an ongoing effort for everyone. There are two things Joseph Bernosky, director of water and power for the City of Loveland, checks every morning: the ten-day forecast and the snow telemetry report (SNOTEL) from the Natural Resources Conservation Services. That snapshot of the various basins throughout the state keeps him informed about snow and possible water issues. He’s not the only one watching. “Since October 1, we’ve been paying close attention to how snowpack has been accumulating,” says Becky Bolinger, assistant state...

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